Funding Secured to Develop a Hydrogen Ecosystem in Denmark
A consortium led by Norwegian Hydrogen has secured an EU grant of €9 million ($9.8 million) to develop an integrated green hydrogen value chain at the Port of Hirtshals, Denmark. How will this help to boost hydrogen efforts in the country?

It is said that Project CONVEY will ensure the construction of a 5 MW electrolyser, a large-scale refuelling station for heavy-duty transport, and distribution networks for hydrogen, oxygen and heat.

The five-year initiative is aiming to deliver at least 500 tonnes of green hydrogen annually and make the Port of Hirthsals “a model for green ports.”

Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme has financed the grant under the call HORIZON-JTI-CLEANH2-2023 for small-scale hydrogen valleys.

Norwegian Hydrogen’s CEO, Jens Berge, claimed that through project CONVEY, the company is: “setting a benchmark for green hydrogen development in the Nordic region.”

Jens added: “We aim to significantly contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon economy in the entire region, reinforcing our commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship in the hydrogen sector.”

The consortium also includes, Vireon; Port of Hirtshals; Greenport North; Hirtshals Transport Centre; biomega; Onnest; Vendelbo Spedition; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Next Consult; and Hydrogen Valley.

Each organisation will leverage experience in hydrogen production, logistics, transportation, and energy system optimisation to demonstrate hydrogen’s potential.